BYHON Academy

Training activities at the manufacturer's premises or online.


BYHON provides comprehensive functional safety training programs focused on various technical topics. Training in functional safety is of fundamental importance for all personnel involved in one or more phases of the life cycle of a product/system, as stated in the international reference standard for functional safety IEC 61508.
In part 1 the standard presents a necessary knowledge of functional safety as a requirement, in proportion to the level of responsibility and role, for all those who, according to the Functional Safety Management System (Functional Safety Management System), intervene in the Safety Lifecycle of the product.
For example, the engineer responsible for the Design and Development phase.

The aim of our courses on functional safety is to allow the customer to be autonomous on various aspects such as:

  • The understanding of the technical information contained in a SIL certificate (Safety Integrity Level reached, Systematic capability, hardware safety integrity, failure rates…) so as to be able to independently and directly answer any questions an end user may have about the certificate itself;
  • The understanding of the data and information in the safety manual of a product that the customer, as a system integrator, may need when implementing a safety system;
  • Provide the minimum basic knowledge to be able to independently analyze and deduce the main methods and failure rates of a system or component before submitting it to a certification process.

In order to enable customers to comply with regulatory training requirements and acquire the necessary functional safety knowledge, BYHON organizes training activities at the manufacturer’s premises or online. The training plan is a comprehensive program, with content and agenda suitable for the different levels of experience of the participants in the training sessions.

The courses are also designed to provide participants with notions of functional safety generally applied to the field of work, with examples of products, systems and standards.

Training program is the following:

  • Risk definition and SIL target allocation;
  • Safety Instrumented functions and demand rates;
  • Architectural constraints, Safety Failure fraction and Hardware fault tolerance;
  • Diagnostic coverage and failure rates;
  • Hardware and software requirements;
  • Functional safety lifecycle;
  • Functional safety relevant documentation (SRS, Safety Manual, etc. etc.);
  • Systematic controls;
  • Safety related software requirements, verification and validation;
  • Common cause and common mode failures;
  • Sharing equipment between SIF and Control system;
  • Logic solvers and final element overview;
  • Concepts of Proof Testing and partial testing, diagnostic testing;
  • SIL Verification through calculations (IEC 61508-6 and experienced tools);
  • Introduction to IEC 61511 and other FS standards.

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